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Talking Benefits Podcast: This Is . . . Jeop-ARPA-dy!

Talking Benefits Podcast: This Is...Jeop-ARPA-dy!

The latest Talking Benefits podcast episode covers the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, signed into law by President Biden in March. There are huge implications for all Americans… Read more >

Changes in Health Care Claims Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Changes in Health Care Claims due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past year, the International Foundation has surveyed U.S. organizations on three separate occasions to examine the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the most recent edition, respondents were… Read more >

How Do Multiemployer Plans Claim COBRA Premium Assistance Credit?

How Do Multiemployer Plans Claim COBRA Premium Assistance Credit?

​The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2021-31 which provides guidance for multiemployer plans and plan administrators regarding the new credit available to them for providing continuation health coverage… Read more >

Cybersecurity Risks: Protecting Your Data from Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity Risks: Protecting Your Data from Cyberattacks

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the use of technology at work, and the risk of cyberattacks has grown exponentially. Katharine Hall, senior VP, cyber practice leader with Aon, and… Read more >

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

While Most Employers are Preparing to Head Back to the Office, Some are Hoteling It

A new report released today by the International Foundation, Employee Benefits in a COVID-19 World—One Year Update, provides a snapshot of the latest COVID-19 workplace issues including the future of… Read more >

How Have Women Been Challenged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

How Have Women Been Challenged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

“How can I work and take care of my kids? I don’t have any childcare right now.” “Sorry, honey, but you’ll have to wait until after this Zoom call.” “I… Read more >

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant implications for workplaces across the world, and employers and workers have needed to make difficult decisions regarding retirement, health and paid leave benefits. A new… Read more >

DOL Releases Model Notices for COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)

DOL Releases Model Notices for COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

​Thirty-five years ago this month, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) was signed into law. COBRA provides a way for workers and their families to temporarily maintain… Read more >

COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Workforce—An Update

COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Workforce—An Update

On Thursday, April 15, the International Foundation presented a webcast on legal considerations for employers regarding employee vaccinations. Diana Bardes, partner at Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, P.C., presented… Read more >